Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka

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Considered the most important religious site in the area, Kushida Shrine dates back to 757 and features a thousand-year-old gingko tree as its shade. If you visit during mid-July, you'll have a chance to participate in the largest festival in Fukuoka, Yamakasa Gion Matsuri. During this fest, seven neighborhood teams race with giant kazariyama floats. Work out when and for how long to visit Kushida Shrine and other Fukuoka attractions using our handy Fukuoka vacation planning tool .
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  • This Shinto shrine is located in downtown Fukuoka and serves as the focal point for the summer festivals: the Hakata Gion Yamakasa and Hakata Okunchj. The festivals involve races tthrough the streets ...  more »
  • The shrine and its surroundings are worth a stroll around. The shrine is popular with the locals, who bring their children dressed in formal kimonos to pray, very pretty sight.  more »
  • Where to turn in early July the Festival stage are equipped, is the most impressive kushida gentleman indeed. We stopped in a short period of time before returning to Fukuoka Airport, and metered parking in front of.
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  • Beautiful temple. Buddhist chants during a ceremony sounded lovely. Some temporary construction made picture-taking a challenge but the amazing festival dashi was on display.
  • Come here right in the morning of hakata dontaku 2017. Very lively place, accompanied by taiko drum rolling, the parade took place also. Recommended
  • huge shrine. peaceful place. great for prayers and visitation.
  • This is the famous shrine in Fukuoka. Always crowded with worshiper. Very near kamikawabatamchi shopping street which is sort of good , food and Japanese traditional souvenirs and known as tourist center , also near Canal city.
  • sacred and peaceful. I left before the July "山笠" festival started. But still can feel the passion of the folks

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